IPL 2023 Retention: The bugle of the new season of India’s popular Indian Premier League (IPL) has sounded. Ahead of the auction for the 16th season of the T20 league, the franchises on Tuesday made major changes to their squads. Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad pulled off a surprise move by axing several of their biggest players and made the most changes. All three teams increased their purse by releasing more than 10 players ahead of next month’s mini-auction. The franchises, who spent a lot of money in the mega auction earlier this year, have made major reshuffles after the T20 World Cup.
Let’s take a look and understand which franchisee has how much money…
Sunrisers Hyderabad: 42.25 crores (money in purse)
Taking the biggest step, the former champions released their star and expensive captain Kane Williamson (14 crores). Apart from this, he also released wicket-keeper batsman Nicholas Pooran (10.75 crores) and Caribbean all-rounder Romario Shepherd (7.75 crores). With the departure of these three players, SRH gained more than Rs 30 crores.
current team: Abdul Samad, Aiden Markram, Rahul Tripathi, Glenn Phillips, Abhishek Sharma, Marco Jansen, Washington Sundar, Fazalhaq Farooqui, Karthik Tyagi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umran Malik.
Punjab Kings: 32.2 crores (money in purse)
The team of Punjab Kings, which failed last season too, has released 9 players but under the biggest change, it increased 20 crores by releasing captain Mayank Agarwal (14 crores) and Odion Smith (6 crores).
current team: Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Shah Rukh Khan, Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Atharva Taide, Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Nathan Ellis, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar
Lucknow Super Giants: 23.35 crores (money in purse)
This new team of the tournament had a great first season and managed to reach the playoffs. However, he had to face defeat at the hands of Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Eliminator round. The Lucknow team released a total of 7 players. Big star players like Jason Holder (8.75 crores), Manish Pandey (4.6 crores), Dushmanth Chameera (2 crores) and Evin Lewis (2 crores) are also included in the exit.
current team: KL Rahul (captain), Ayush Badoni, Karan Sharma, Manan Vohra, Quinton de Kock, Marcus Stoinis, Krishnappa Gautam, Deepak Hooda, Kyle Mayers, Kunal Pandya, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan, Mark Wood, Mayank Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi
Mumbai Indians: 20.55 crores (money in purse)
Five-time champions Mumbai, who finished last season at the bottom, released a total of 12 players including Kieron Pollard (6 crores). Although he retained most of his batsmen, he made extensive changes to strengthen the bowling attack.
current team: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Tim David, Ramandeep Singh, Tilak Verma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Tristan Stubbs, Dewald Brewis, Jofra Archer, Jasprit Bumrah, Arjun Tendulkar, Arshad Khan, Kumar Karthikeya, Hrithik Shokeen, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal
Chennai Super Kings: 20.45 crores (money in purse)
Chennai Super Kings, the second most successful team of the league, surprisingly released their old and star all-rounder Dwayne Bravo. Apart from this, he also let go of Robin Uthappa who had announced his retirement. Chennai released a total of 8 players. However, amidst all the speculations, he decided to keep Ravindra Jadeja with him.
current team: MS Dhoni (Captain), Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Subhranshu Senapati, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Rajwardhan Hangergekar, Dwayne Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Tushar Deshpande, Mukesh Chowdhary, Mathisha Pathirana, Simar Deshpande, Deepak Chahar , Prashant Solanki, Mahesh Deekshana
Delhi Capitals: 19.45 crores (Amount in purse)
Delhi Capitals retained most of their players and released 5 players. In this, he traded Shardul Thakur with KKR for a whopping amount of 10.75 crores.
current team: Rishabh Pant (c), David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Ripple Patel, Rovman Powell, Sarfaraz Khan, Yash Dhull, Mitchell Marsh, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Enrique Nokhia, Chetan Sakaria, Kamlesh Nagerkoti, Khaleel Ahmed, Lungi Ngidi, Mustafizur Rahman , Aman Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Praveen Dubey, Vicky Ostwal
Gujarat Titans: 19.25 crores (Balance in purse)
Defending champions Gujarat Titans didn’t tinker much and let a total of 6 players go. In this, he increased his purse money by trading Lockie Ferguson (10 crores) and Rahmanullah Gurbaz (50 lakhs) with KKR.
current team: Hardik Pandya (Captain), Shubman Gill, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Sai Sudarshan, Wriddhiman Saha, Matthew Wade, Rashid Khan, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Pradeep Sangwan, Darshan Nalkande, Jayant Yadav , R Sai Kishore, Noor Ahmed
Rajasthan Royals: 13.2 crores (Balance amount)
Last season’s runner-up Rajasthan Royals released 9 players including 5 foreigners. It also includes the names of Darryl Mitchell and Rasi Van Der Dussen.
current team: Sanju Samson (Captain), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Jos Buttler, Dhruv Jurel, Riyan Parag, Famous Krishna, Trent Boult, Obed McCoy, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldeep Yadav, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, KC Cariappa
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 8.75 crores (Balance in purse)
RCB, who reached the playoffs last season under the captaincy of Faf Duplesey, released the least number of players. Most of these players are those who remained on the bench last season.
current team: Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Suyash Prabhudesai, Rajat Patidar, Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat, Finn Allen, Glenn Maxwell, Vanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, David Willey, Karn Sharma, Mahipal Lomror, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood, Siddharth Kaul, Akashdeep Singh
Kolkata Knight Riders: 7.05 crores (money in purse)
The Kolkata team released the maximum number of 16 players and also traded 3 players in it. Shardul Thakur (10.75 crore) from Delhi Capitals and Lockie Ferguson (10 crore) from Gujarat Titans were the big names among the players traded. For these two players, he looted about 20 crores. KKR currently has 14 players in the squad while they have the least amount in their purse.
current team: Shreyas Iyer (Captain), Nitish Rana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakraborty, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh
Latest Cricket News
For more Daily Sports News stay tuned to INTV News.